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Crosby man attacked strangers, unprovoked

Suspended sentence for 21-year-old

A court's heard a Crosby man carried out two unprovoked attacks on complete strangers during a four-month crime spree.


Twenty-one-year-old Jason Craig Quayle of Reayrt-ny-Chrink appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.


The court heard on 17 May he attacked two men on Peel Headlands and stole a number plate from their car, and on 13 July threw a wing mirror at a car driving along Athol Street in Peel.


At a filling station on Bray Hill in Douglas on 23 August, Quayle verbally abused staff who'd refused to sell him alcopops, because he was serving a licensing ban.


On 8 September, police were called to a Douglas flat where Quayle had passed out after drinking - he turned violent and kicked one officer in the groin when they woke him up.


He pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting police, possessing class C drugs, criminal damage, assault, using threatening behaviour, attempting to breach a licensing order and theft.


Each time, Quayle had been so drunk he couldn’t remember the incidents.


Magistrates imposed a twelve-month prison term, suspended for two years, and made him subject to a two-year probation supervision order.


Quayle was also ordered to pay £370 compensation to his victims and £650 prosecution costs, as well as being handed a year-long ban from licensed premises or buying alcohol.

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